Knob & Tube Wiring

Lenius and Osborn Electric have been specializing in rewiring Knob and Tube Electrical systems since 1991 and collectively within the company we have over 80 years experience in this very specialized field.

All of our Journeyman Electricians have many years experience in rewiring and all of our Registered Apprentices have been specifically trained in the proper practices of taking the least or no damage approach to existing walls and ceilings.

We believe in going the extra mile to preserve the beauty and originality of our customer’s homes. Remote cameras and special tools are used on all projects and we have performed hundreds of rewires with no painting and patching being required.

Lenius & Osborn Electric have hundreds of happy customers who have been provided with a job on time and under budget and we want to add you to our ever growing list of references.

Whether it’s prior to selling your home, pre-purchase, wanting to renovate, or making your family home safer, you can be confident when hiring us that you have chosen an electrical contractor with the most experience in knob and tube rewiring in Victoria and we encourage you to call our references to hear first hand from customers who have had rewires completed by the skilled team at Lenius & Osborn on time and on budget.

Why is Knob & Tube Wiring Considered Dangerous?

  • Age of wiring

    Knob & tube wiring was used up until the 1940's. Today's modern appliances and electronics consume more electricity and if you still have outdated knob and tube wiring, you are running the risk of overloading the wiring which can cause an electrical fire.

  • Insulation

    Insulation was typically installed over the knob & tube wiring which increases the risk of fire. This extra layer of rubber cloth insulation has minimal space to disperse heat that builds up as current flows through the wires.

  • Alterations & Repairs

    We see quite a few issues with knob & tube wiring that were due to DIY fixes or untrained handymen. These old systems are challenging to find parts for which often leads to band-aid solutions and improper alterations.

  • Absence of Ground Wire

    Knob & tube wiring does not have a ground wire (two-pronged outlet) which makes it unsafe for modern three-pronged appliances and electronics.

  • Moisture

    Aluminum knob & tube wiring is not suitable for moist environments. Areas that have been exposed to moisture can be dangerous and a shocking hazard.